Aber: Essays On Aberystwyth


Language: English

Illustrated by: Keith Morris

ISBN: 9781843239406

Current Publication Date: 2008

Format: Hardback

Number of Pages: 83

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This 'end-of-the-line' town has so many different faces to show us; as a town of books, it is a bohemian hotbed of learning - home to the National Library of Wales and Aberystwyth University. But it is also a traditional seaside town beloved of lively kiss-me-quick holidaymakers and sober Sunday-school trippers alike. A town of chips and cheap lager, of delis and gourmet grub, the pier and Penglais, the prom and Pen Dinas. Aber is a kaleidescope - or should that be 'collide-a-scope'? of experience.

In six contrasting essays, some of Wales's best writers explore their relationship with Aberystwyth, and in so doing, raise the curtain on many aspects that make this town unique. Keith Morris's vivid and striking photographs are the uniting force which complement and augment these stories from a small town with big ideas.

Here is a 'present from Aberystwyth' with a difference!

Contributors to the book are:
John Barnie
Catrin Dafydd
Fflur Dafydd
Andrew Green
Mary Lloyd Jones
Gerald Morgan